Page 24 - Fall 2013 Issue
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One on One with Chereace
HMM: Were you a dreamer growing up? What kinds of dreams did you have?
CR: Growing up I knew I would not work a 9 to 5 40 hours a week for 40 years. I saw my mom do that and I just could not see that for myself. That being said, I did not know exactly what I would do but I had a feeling I would be successful and well known. Perhaps, God was speaking to me as a child!
HMM: What made you decide to be what you have chosen as a profession today? Who were some of your earliest influences?
CR: I become involved in network marketing by chance based a presentation that happened at my home to which I was not invited. I knew nothing about sales or marketing or the profession of network marketing until I sat through my first presentation in 2006. Reluctantly I joined the company because I was already using the services and wanted to get paid on bills I was already paying. That decision changed my life because today I am living the life I imagined I would when I was growing up. My mom and grandma were definitely early influences teaching me through example the importance of hard work, sacrifice, patience and persistence, and the importance of having good credit!
HMM: How hard was it breaking into the business? We hear stories all the time of people who try for years and never make it, and then other stories of overnight "in the right place at the right time" sensations. Which one do you think there's more of? Those who pay their dues, or opportunity meeting preparation?
CR: Becoming who you want to be in business requires a lot of sacrifice, determination, dedication, and clarity about who you are and what you want. I believe that success is rarely obtained overnight instead one prepares for what he wants and who he becomes thru years of being persistent and consistent and learning thru failures and setbacks but never giving until that which is desired becomes reality.
HMM: How do you maintain your integrity in an otherwise very competitive and sometimes unscrupu- lous industry, as business at times can be cut throat?
CR: I believe that those who are true to who they are and who operate in integrity personally and professionally realize long term sustainable success. Because I believe this principle to be true, I build a business where I can stand by what I say and honor my word.
HMM: What advice do you have for others who have THE dream?
CR: What I tell people who have “THE” dream is to understand that their dream is not for them but to bless someone else. So often people are self centered thinking their dream is something for them to possess but it is not. I believe when people understand that when they fulfill their dream, lives will be blessed. And if the dream is not realized, someone who needs to hear from them, won’t.
HMM: What is it about this that makes you do what you do?
CR: I understand that God gave me the gift of exhortation to be a blessing to women who don’t know who they are in Christ. This motivates me to live my life on purpose to be an example to other women that just like God has blessed me with purpose, He has done the same for them and that it is their responsibility to figure it out and live it out.
HMM: Would you consider yourself a driven person? What makes you a powerhouse? What is the source of your strength?
CR: I have always been driven to achieve from the time I was in grade school all the way to thru earning my Masters Degree, always excelling in my academics and extracurricular activities. I am the type of person that once I set my mind on something, I am focused on results at the highest level – not just existing or getting by. I believe my focused and determination drives me to take massive consistent action until that which I want is accomplished. My faith in God serves as the main source of my strength. I am also able to rely on my past success as evidence that if I was able to succeed before, I can and will succeed when I apply the same success principles.

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